Low Humidity Could be Ruining These Areas of Your Home

August 17, 2016

Too much humidity can be a bad thing, especially for hairdos, make-up, and even breathing. But too little humidity in your home may actually damage some features of your home’s interior. Learn about these few items you may have within your home that a lack of humidity can damage over time.

Wood Furniture and Wood Floors

When humidity levels go up and down it causes wood to bloat and shrink, which could cause cracks and instability in wood furniture. The bloating and shrinking also contributes to warping or gaps in wood flooring.

Books

Yes – books necessitate moisture to prevent the pages from turning dry and brittle. The lack of moisture can also cause the ink to flake and the covers to warp. Conversely, too much moisture could cause book pages to stick together permanently, discoloration, and possibly mold.

Electronics

Too little humidity creates static electricity which can affect the internal components of electronic equipment, such as your LED television, desktop computer, or even your beloved Xbox.

Collections

Whether you are a collector of paintings or stamps and photos, make sure your home’s humidity is well-balanced year-round. The up and down levels of humidity could cause postage stamps to end up fragile and discolored and can even spiral the corners on your pictures. Low humidity can also make the paint used to make wall art brittle or cause it to crack.

Hobbies

Do you collect win? Or play the piano? Humidity is important to you, too. Insufficient humidity can cause the cork in a good bottle of wine to crack or shrink, potentially damaging your vino. Low humidity may also cause pianos, guitars, and other fine instruments to be out-of-tune or result in cracks in the wood.

Curious if your home has the right balance of humidity? Call Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a free in-home comfort analysis and be sure your air isn’t harming your valuable home.

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